With both Muslim and Christian populations in sub-Saharan Africa growing
rapidly, issues of inter-faith relations will become increasingly
explosive if measures are not taken to address growing tensions between
the two major faiths in countries across Africa.
The January 20 bombings and gun battles in Nigeria’s second largest city of Kano have added urgency to efforts to seek a lasting solution to religious conflicts on the continent. The Boko Haram militant group, which claimed responsibility for the attacks in which up to 165 people were killed, has in the recent past gone for an all-out campaign of terror in its efforts to establish Sharia rule in Nigeria.
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